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Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 at 20:58
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Anyone else clicked on the pop up add that appeared to the right of the main forum index.

www.airwheel.com.au

I WANT ONE, The off road version of course.

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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 00:38

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 00:38
Hi Pop,

I'm missing something important here.

Tried you URL and it didn't work.

More information please.

Cheers.
Wayne & Sally.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 00:52

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 00:52
typo..suppose to be

air-wheel.com.au

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Reply By: mikehzz - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 07:12

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 07:12
Wheels are so old fashioned...I'm waiting for a hover board.
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Follow Up By: Slow one - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 07:21

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 07:21
Only if the hover board is powered by on of THESE
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 09:35

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 09:35
It'll never be allowed to see the light of day unless one or more of our multi squillion dollar corporations find a way of charging us for the "particles". lol

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Reply By: Member - johnat - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 19:22

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 19:22
Yeah, had a look, SWMBO was unimpressed (no "handle" and nothing to hold onto, she said!) but the concept is great - small enough to carry in the tow vehicle, and with 16km range, good enough to get to and from the shops at most places. Sorta like a Segway without the handlebars.
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Reply By: airwheelau - Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 at 16:28

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 at 16:28
Hi all, I'm Steve from the above mentioned website air-wheel.com.au

Thanks for the comments. Ofcourse I am biased, but think they are pretty cool. I did just want to reply re the comment about not having anything to hold onto. Actually, because the platform self stabilises, you really don't need a handle. There is a similar product with a handle (Segway), but the real advantage of this thing, is that it folds up into a pretty compact item suitable to carry onto a bus or train etc.

They do actually come with a strap (called a safety strap), which is great for beginners (gives you something to hold onto and also allows you to stop it from falling on the ground if you come a cropper). However, pretty soon, most people get rid of the strap pretty quickly when they no longer need anything to hold onto.

Re an offroad version. All are pretty suitable once you are stable on the Airwheel, however, the X8 has a bigger wheel, making it really quite awesome for off road. That being said, my X3 had already seen quite a bit of off road action.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to buzz them here.

Thanks,

Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - johnat - Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 at 21:32

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 at 21:32
Steve,
Good to see you reply to comments, but ...
The forum is for caravanners, getting it onto a train or tram is a fiar way from our minds (at least it is from mine!) and the potential is for caravan park to shops type travels rather than commuter type.

As for the "nothing to hold onto" comment, that was ffrom my better half (aka SWMBO) and without her OK, we shall not be getting one - take that however you wish.

Stability is an issue, and "coming a cropper" is very far down the list of things we want to do. Perhaps, in addition (or as an alternative) to the strap, a clip on handle similar to an extended handlebar (??) might be an option. If we ditch that then so be it, but riding without any "visible means of support" is waaay outside the comfort zone for many of us over 60's.
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